New Moon sighted in Trinco; Muslims to commence fasting on Saturday

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As the new moon has been sighted in Nilaveli, Trincomalee, Muslims in Sri Lanka will begin fasting today (Saturday 27th ) according to an announcement by the Colombo Grand Mosque .

A meeting attended by President of the All Ceylon Jammiyyathul Ulema (the Supreme Council of Muslim Theologians of Sri Lanka) Ash Sheik M.I.M. Rizvi Mufhti, Colombo Grand Mosque Madeenathul ILM Arabic College Principal Moulavi A.W.M. Riyal, Muslim Religious and Cultural Affairs Department Assistant Director Anver Ali, Colombo Grand Mosque President Nadvi Bahudeen, Moulavi Abdul Hameed (Bahji), trustees and khatheebs of mosques in Colombo and the suburbs took the decision last evening after Maghrib prayers at the Colombo Grand Mosque .

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